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Nirpreet Kaur is an activist against the Sikh Genocide in 1984. Her family was a millionaire running a big and successful transportation business. All their trucks and buses were burnt and her father was burnt alive in front of her eyes. She is also an important witness in the Sikh Genocide case in Delhi High Court. She has now moved into Tilak Vihar from Palam colony where she used to live in 1984. Tilak Vihar in New Delhi is called the widow colony. Widows and children of the Sikhs who were killed in 1984 Sikh Genocide live here. Four thousand Sikhs were killed in 72 hours in Delhi alone but no body till date has been punished for such an inhuman crime. Illiteracy, drug addiction, child labour and immense poverty characterize the area. Twenty five years ago all the male family members above the age of 15 were killed and burnt, leaving their uneducated widows and children behind to suffer, even after 25 years. The present generation is jobless, steeped in alcoholism and have lost their directions in life. November 2009. New Delhi, India, Arindam Mukherjee
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